The story behind the Impreza’s success is best told by the raw statistics: six World Rally Championship titles and 46 outright rally wins. The Impreza has been the defining car in Subaru’s elevation from relative obscurity to a legend in world rallying. From its inception in 1993, the Impreza has provided a sensory assault on motorsport fans across the globe.
Subaru’s blue and yellow livery is now as iconic as the flat-four engine note which trumpets the car’s continued success. And for a (...)
Team Red Bull made its debut in 2006 by purchasing Roger Penske’s old shop location in Mooresville, North Carolina. The Red Bull team bought several Dodge Chargers from Bill Davis Racing but with Bill Elliott and A.J. Allmendinger as the official driver they failed to qualify in all three attempts at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. In the 2007 season the team failed to qualify for the 2007 Daytona. Allmendinger crashed with Robby Gordon on lap 24 (...)
The starting point for the new rally car is the 2006 model Subaru Impreza road car. As the basis of a rally winning machine, few cars can match the competitive pedigree of the Impreza. First launched in 1992, the road car has developed in tandem with its rallying counterpart and over the last twelve seasons, and 46 WRC victories, lessons learned on the rally stages have been fed back into the production model.
Already renowned for its agile handling, leech-like roadholding and symmetrical (...)
Roush Fenway Racing is one of Nascar’s largest premier racing teams that currently runs teams in the Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck series. The team was founded in 1988 by Jack Roush and co-owner John Henry but the true success came in 2003 when driver Matt Kenseth won the Nextel Cup Championships. In 2004 Kurt Busch repeated the performance and along with the victory from the 2007 Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover International Speedway Roush Fenway Racing had compiled 100 victories in the (...)
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is an automotive racing organizations with teams currently running in the Nascar, Indy Racing League and Grand-Am Racing. As you figured, the team is owned by Chip Ganassi and Felix Bates. Floyd "Chip" Ganassi, born May 24th 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a former American racecar driver while his associate Felix Sabates is an Cuban entrepreneur and philanthropist currently living in the United States.
The team was formed in 1989 by Felix Sabates (...)
SUZUKI held tarmac tests for the SX4 WRC early June in southern Europe. The European tests already started in April, but this was the full-fledged start of the tarmac tests.
The SX4 WRC brought in for testing was further evolved from the earlier prototype design; in fact, its specifications are already close to what is planned to be fielded in this season’s WRC test entry.
Through five days of driving tests, the team confirmed the performance and reliability of the improved machine; then (...)
The new TF107 challenger was unveiled at the Expo XXI conference centre in Cologne by Panasonic Toyota Racing.Toyota will race with the same engine, tire partner and the same 2 drivers.
That unique degree of continuity will enable the team to hit the ground running and build on the experience gained over recent seasons.
"Our fundamental challenge this year is to get the first victory," says Chairman and Team Principal Tsutomu Tomita.
"We announced that a year ago, but we failed to (...)
The ING-Renault F1 Team roars into F1 world with a spectacular Amsterdam launch of its R27 racer, aiming for continued on-track success. The ING Renault F1 Team nailed its new colours to the mast with the launch of the all-new R27 F1 car and a striking visual identity.
The ING Renault F1 Team signalled its arrival in Formula 1 in style, with a spectacular media presentation in front of 600 VIPs and media in Amsterdam. Winners of consecutive world championships in 2005 and 2006, the team (...)
The Front Row Motorsports Racing organization, formed in 2004, is a relatively new team in the Nascar Nextel Cup circuit. FRM is owned by restaurant entrepreneur Bob Jenkins.
FRM is running two Nextel Cup cars in 2007. Kevin Lepage drives car number # 37 and John Andretti drives car number # 34. FRM is in the third full season in Nascar Nextel Cup competition.
The #34 car made its debut in 2004 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Todd Bodine as the official driver. At that time the car (...)
Robby Gordon was born in Bellflower, California on January 2nd, 1969.
He is the son of the off-road driver, the legendary “Baja Bob” who won three Baja 1000’s in 1987,1989 and 2006.
Robby Gordon is an American racing driver who currently competes in the Nascar Nextel Cup with the #7 Jim Beam/Menards Ford Fusion. In the Nascar championship Gordon is known as one of the best road course drivers.
The team made its debut with Bill Terry as owner in 1982 at the Cracker Barrel Country Store 420 (...)
Morgan-McClure Motorsports is owned by business partners Larry McClure and Tim Morgan. They began this partnership back in 1983 when they bought a race car from G.C. Spencer. The car made its debut at Talladega Superspeedway with Connie Saylor as official driver. Saylor didn’t do too much for the team at its debut because he finished 40th due to a engine failure. After this Saylor was replaced by Mark Martin who had one top 10 finish. Later, in 1984 the team began racing as the #4 car due to (...)
Roger Penske , born February 20, 1937, in Shaker Heights, Ohio is the owner of the Penske Racing Team, a very successful team that competes in the NASCAR, ALMS and Indy Racing League.
Penske Racing returned to NASCAR fulltime in 1991 with driver Rusty Wallace and sponsor Miller Brewing Co. after a 14-year hiatus from stock car racing. By 1998, it had grown into a two-car operation, and for the 2004-05 NEXTEL Cup Series seasons a third team was added.
Penske returned to two full-time (...)
AT&T Williams launched its new race car, the Williams-Toyota FW29, for the 2007 season Formula One World Championship at the team’s headquarters near Oxford today.
In addition to unveiling the team’s new race car, livery and racing identity with its new title partner AT&T, the team also confirmed a major new sponsorship agreement with Lenovo, a global leader in the international PC market. This announcement consolidates a strong winter of sponsorship activity for the team. (...)
Michael Curtis Waltrip was born on in 1963, on April 30 in Owensboro, Kentucky. Waltrip is a professional driver and also the owner of the Michael Waltrip Racing team that activates in the Nascar Campionship. Michael Waltrip is currently the driver of the self-owned #55 Napa Toyota Camry. He is the two-time winner of the Daytona 500 race ( he won the race in 2001& 2003 ). In his free time is a commentator of the Craftsman Truck Series at Speed TV channel.
The team that was formed in (...)
BMW Sauber F1.07 – a cast of experts - Time was of the essence in the development of the F1.06, the first car developed by the BMW Sauber F1 Team. Indeed, BMW only took the decision to purchase a majority stake in the Sauber team in June 2005. The components already in the midst of a lengthy development period (the chassis, engine and transmission) were moulded into an overall package – and with notable success, as the results over the course of the season just gone can testify. However, the (...)
The C4 Citroën Sport concept car was a vehicle symbolising the renewal of the Marque. It was the result of cooperation between engineers from the styling and sports departments. In the first instance, the project completely disregarded regulatory requirements. A true exercise in style, it met the challenge of developing a futuristic vision of a new car. A car to replace the Xsara WRC, winner of three world "manufacturers" crowns between 2003 and 2005. In the expert hands of Citroën Sport’s (...)
The Honda Racing F1 Team has launched a new initiative to help raise awareness of environmental issues. In place of advertising and sponsor logos that have dominated F1 cars for decades, the RA107 F1 car will simply feature a huge image of the earth. The new livery is a call to action for fans, sponsors, customers and members of the public to help address global environmental issues.
There will also be the opportunity for members of the public to have their names on the car. Via the (...)
Bill Davis is the owner of the Bill Davis Racing team that currently fields the #22 Caterpillar Inc. Toyota Camry and the #36 360/OTC Camry in the Nextel Cup Series and the Toyota cars driven by Mike Skinner, Tyle Walker and Johnny Benson, in the Craftsman Truck Series.
Bill Davis Racing (BDR) was formed by Bill Davis, a former motocross racer and also a truck-rental owner. Davis helped his business partner Julian Martin to develop his son Mark’s ASA racing program. When his partner signed (...)
Joe Jackson Gibbs who born in November 25, 1940 is the founder and owner of one of the biggest Nascar team, Joe Gibbs Racing and also a football coach. Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls during his first stint as Redskins coach from 1981-1992, formed Joe Gibbs Racing in July 1991 with business partner Don Meredith. The two met in April of 1991 with Jimmy Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports and seven-time Winston Cup Champion Richard Petty to discuss forming a NASCAR team and shortly after found (...)
Hendrick Motorsports represents a group of Nascar teams that was started by Rick Hendrick in 1984 but under the name "All Star Racing". The team raced only with Chevrolet cars in the Nextel Cup and Busch Series circuits.
Drivers include Kyle Busch of the No. 5 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg’s Racing team, Jeff Gordon of the No. 24 Nascar Nextel Cup DuPont Team, Brian Vickers of the No. 25 Nascar Nextel Cup Gmac Racing team, Terry Labonte of the No. 44 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg’s Team, Jimmie (...)
Joseph Riddick Hendrick III borned on July 12, 1949 in Warrenton,North Carolina, better known as Rick Hendrick is the owner of the Hendrick Automotive Group, one of the biggest automotive chains in the United States and also the owner of several Nascar Teams.
Founded in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the Nascar, with over 6 championships won since its debut.
Rick Hendrick owns several race teams, including the Nextel Cup teams of Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears (...)
Hendrick Motorsports is the team that won 10 Nascar championships in the last decade. Currently the team competes in top two divisions: the Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series.
Jeff Gordon began driving the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports in the Nascar Nextel Cup in 1993. Over the years Gordon amazed his team by winning over 70 races including three Daytona 500 events, four Brickyard 400’s, five Southern 500’s and three Nascar Nextel All-star Challenges.
The driver obtained (...)
Hendrick Motorsports is the team that won 10 Nascar championships in the last decade. Currently the team competes in top two divisions: the Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series.
The No. 5 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg’s/Carquest Racing team began competing in the Nascar Nextel Cup Series in 1984. The team has seenNextel Cup drivers Geoff Bodine, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte and Kyle Busch who is currently the official driver.
From 1984 to 2007 the No. 5 team took 697 starts, obtained 26 victories, (...)
When he reached 18 years old Busch signed with Hendrick Motorsports and won his first Automobile Racing Club of America
event at Nashville Speedway.
Busch qualified for the Nascar Nextel Cup Series races and due to his perfomances at the team he was selected by the owner of the Hendrick Motorsports team, Rick Hendrick, to replace the two-time champion Terry Labonte in the No. 5 Chevrolet.
In the 2006 season Kyle Busch obtained a pole at Phoenix and won at New Hampshire International (...)
Fernando Alonso kept his advantage obtained yersterday in the practice session and took the pole position at the Italian Grand Prix. He was followed by his team mate Lewis Hamilton who took the second place.
Behind McLaren’s drivers place Ferrari’s Felipe Massa with 1m 22.549s. Bmw had a great day due to the fact that its Nick Heidfeld obtained he 5th position. Felipe’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen obtained the 6th position with 1m 23.183s . Behind Raikkonen was the other Bmw driver Heikki (...)
Hendrick Motorsports has won nine Nascar championships in the last decade and currently fields teams in the sanctioning body’s top two divisions the Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series.
Jimmie Johnson began driving a full Nascar Nextel Cup season with Hendrick Motorsports in 2002. Jimmie Johnson was the first rookie in Nextel Cup Series history to lead the points standing and clinched 3 wins that year, one in California and two at Dover.
Jimmie Johnson finished the 2003 Nascar Nextel Cup (...)
Damien Faulkner (Ireland), currently ranking second in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, gave a clear signal of his intentions in the fight for the championship title. In qualifying for the penultimate round in Monza, Italy, the 30-year-old turned the pole-setting time already in the first ten minutes.
On Sunday, Faulkner takes up the race on the high-speed circuit near Milan from the first place on the grid. Lining up alongside the reigning champion of the Carrera Cup Great Britain is Uwe (...)
McLaren set the fastest time today at Monza with its Fernando Alonso. Alonso set a time of 1m 22.386s and in this way he overtook Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen ( 1m 22.446s ) but also his team mate Lewis Hamilton who did 1m 22.618s. Raikkonen’s team mate, the Brazilian Felipe Massa finished on the 4th place.
The three drivers were closely followed by the driver of the Wiliams team, Nico Rosberg who finished on the 5th position. Bmw Sauber’s Kubica followed him but he was unhappy with his car due (...)
FIA’s President Max Mosley had recently sent a letter to the McLaren Mercedes F1 team but also to its drivers Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. This letter was sent after the FIA was attentioned by an unknown source that McLaren’s drivers may be or were in possesion of written evidence that could be relevant to the investigation.
Altough in July McLaren escaped without any sanction due to the fact that there weren’t any proof that could reveal the possesion of any secret documents it seems (...)
Although GM is going support them in the battle for this year’s title drivers Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin are both excited with their team’s switch from Chevrolet to Toyota for the next season.
The drivers are expected to become the leading Toyota drivers in the next season.
"I feel like the only way that you constantly stay ahead of the game is by putting yourselves in positions to be leaders, not followers. That’s why I signed up with Joe Gibbs Racing in the first place and that’s why (...)
After Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they will switch GM to join Toyota from the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the manufacturer, who won more Nextel Cups and races than any other competitor, expressed its dissapointment. This happened due to the fact that for 16 years the collaboration between GM and Joe Gibbs Racing was absolutely perfect.
"While we understand the business nature of racing, we are disappointed in J.D.’s decision and announcement today. With our long-standing relationship (...)
After he had a bad season at Scuderia Torro Rosso, the Italian driver Vitantonio Liuzzi was dropped by his team due to the small performances he showed during this season.
Asked about this situation Liuzzi told the press that he is currently in talks with other teams. The Italian also added that he hopes that his future will be close related to F1 championship due to the fact that his main objective, ever since he started racing, was to be in a F1 monopost.
The Italian hopes that if he (...)
McLaren is currently under investigation after the stewards discovered that
at the Hungarian Grand Prix the team used a new lightweight gearbox that has not been crash tested.
Sources have confirmed the fact that discussion are taking place to decide if McLaren will get a penalty or not for this.
Although the new gearbox didn’t require an altered crash structure from the one that was already approved by the FIA, McLaren breached article 16.1.2 of the technical regulations: "Any (...)
FIA officials revealed the fact that it had received new evidence related to the spying controversy that involved McLaren and Ferrari.
"Following receipt of new evidence, the World Motor Sport Council has been reconvened for a hearing in Paris on September 13,"said the officials.The officials didn’t want to reveal the new evidence so for this we must wait for the 13th of September. Let’s hope this day will not bring bad luck to McLaren.
In July the FIA decided not to impose any penalty to (...)
This year’s Prince Asturias sports award will be handed to the ex F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Altough Schumacher isn’t racing anymore this didn’t stopped the officials to name the German pilot the winner for the 2007 trophy.
The trophy will go to Schumacher due to the pilot’s sporting achievements: the German retired after he win seven F1 world championships but he was also involved in humanitarian and charitable work for the United Nations.
After Fernando Alonso and the Tour de France (...)
Casey Mears will switch from the No. 25 team to the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team in 2008 and will leave his place to his new team mate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Mears is going to race the No. 5 car that has been used by Kyle Busch for the last 2 years. The 29 years old driver is going to collaborate with Alan Gustafson, the winner of four Nextel Cups since his first season as crew chief in 2005.
Mears has done very well for Hendrick Motorsports due to the fact that the driver took his maiden (...)
Adrian Sutil tested the new Spyker B-spec monopost a full day of running at Monza in Italy after the car successfully passed the rear impact tests.
The new monopost will debut in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.Adrian Sutil seemed happy with the car.“We worked on finding a good set-up for the race and understanding how the car behaves in low downforce configuration and also tried out the soft and harder tyres, which seemed to work well for us,” . “It is difficult to say where we are with the (...)
Marcus Gronholm showed everybody that the title is not lost. Gronholm won this weekend the New Zealand Rally after a close fight with Citroen’s driver, Sebastien Loeb. Marcus won the rally by just 0.3 seconds in front of the French driver.
Ford had another driver on the podium. Hirvonen finished the rally in the 3rd place behind Sebastien Loeb. The driver was satisfied with the result."Overall it’s a good finish - six points and the last two days were quite good, so I’m really happy." said (...)
Martin Tomczyk increased his chances to win the 2007 DTM title after he won the European Grand Prix, this weekend at Nurburgring. The Audi driver finished the race with an advantage of over 6 seconds in front the Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler, who got only the second place.
The 3rd place was occupied by another Audi driver, the German Mattias Ekstrom. Ekstrom overtook Timo Scheider who placed on the 4th position. Behind them were three Mercedes-Benz cars driven by Jamie Green, Paul Di (...)
With an 85-point advantage, Casey Stoner rider of the Ducati Marlboro Team, claimed another victory in the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.
Stoner overtook Chris Vermeulen (Rizla Suzuki MotoGP) and John Hopkins (Rizla Suzuki MotoGP). Loris Capirossi, Stoner’s team mate from Ducati Marlboro Team took the 4th place.
Carlos Checa (LCR Honda RC212V) fancied his chances here after a successful testing stint at Brno. And despite some technical troubles that prevented him from qualifying as high (...)
Andretti Green Racing team had a superb day Sunday at the Detroit Indy Grand Prix. Their two drivers Tony Kanaan and Danica Patrick made a big surprise. Tony Kanaan won the Detroit Indy Grand Prix while Danica followed him closely on the second place. The 3rd driver of the team, Dario Franchitti, took only the 6th place. Not a bad place for Franchitti considering that he is currently the leader of the IndyCar Series Championship.
Dan Wheldon took the 3rd place due to a pit strategy used by (...)
Justin Wilson won his first race of the season in the Champ Car series at the Assen Grand Prix. The driver of RuSPORT team overtook the pole-sitter, Sebastien Bourdais,who finished on the 7th position due to a software glitch in the Power-to-Pass system that caused the pitlane speed limiter to kick in.
After Bourdais dropped on the 7th position, Jan Heylen became Wilson’s main rival but the driver of the Conquest team hadn’t a chance to overtake him. They were closely followed by the Bruno (...)
Richard Westbrook won the dramatic seventh round of the Porsche Carrera Cup on the Nürburgring. The Briton took up the 23-lap race from third on the grid and immediately put enormous pressure on Germany’s Uwe Alzen in second. Often, the Porsches of the duelling duo were side-by-side whilst braking for the corners.
In the meantime, Chris Mamerow (Germany) turned his laps in the lead. Starting from pole position, Mamerow had won the sprint to the first corner and drove unchallenged until the (...)
Altough yesterday in the pre-qualifying session Sebastien Bourdais obtained the 6th place, today the French driver showed everyone that he took the things seriously, taking the pole position with a stunning time of 1:18.765s.
Tristan Gommendy, Sebastien’s main rival,obtained the second place being with 0.26 seconds slower. Third place was obtained by Neel Jani.On the fourth place was Simon Pagenaud, driver of Team Australia racing and on the 5th, Sebastien’s Bourdais team mate and driver of (...)
For the fifth time this season, two Porsche RS Spyders start from the first row. In one of the last laps of a qualifying that was full of suspense to the end, Ryan Briscoe (Australia) turned the fastest time in 1:13.357 minutes on the 3.35 kilometre city circuit in Detroit.
For Briscoe, who shares the yellow Penske Motorsports RS Spyder with Sascha Maasssen (Germany), this marks his first pole position in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Timo Bernhard (Germany) was beaten to pole by (...)
Justin Wilson took the provisional pole position on the race track from Assen. Wilson overtook Simon Pagenaud of Team Australia with almost
0.9 seconds. They were followed closely by PKV Racing’s Tristan Gommendy.
Tristan Gommendy took the third place while Graham Rahal obtained the 4th position. Sebastien Bourdais was not so lucky this time due to the fact that he obtained the 6th place while Oriol Servia overtook him and placed his monopost on the 5th position for Forsythe team.
The fight for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup championship shifts into top gear at the penultimate round in Monza, Italy. Reigning champion Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) as well as Damien Faulkner (Ireland) and Uwe Alzen (Germany) all hold excellent chances to claim the title. Points leader Westbrook would have to finish in at least seventh position to win the world’s fastest international one-make series before the end of the season.
His toughest rival, Damien Faulkner, showed at the (...)
Toyota, admitted the fact that it is interested in bringing the double world champion Fernando Alonso to its Formula 1 team.
As we know, due to the conflict with his team mate Lewis Hamilton, Alonso is unhappy at Mclaren and everybody says that he is considering to race for another team in the 2008 season.
Toyota plans to offer $40 million to obtain Fernando’s signature on the contract. John Howett, Toyota’s president said that they are also considering to bring Ralf Schumacher to their (...)
Sebastien Bourdais got a little help to win his 4th consecutive Champ Car Championship due to the fact that the officials cancelled the China and Phoenix races.
Bourdais will race this weekend at the Bavaria Beer Champ Car Grand Prix of Holland at the Assen circuit, and for winning the race and the championship he has to outscore his main rival and the local hero Robert Doornbos by 15 points.
Currently there are three races left in this championship: Assen, Australia and Mexico City. The (...)
The current leader of the Moto GP championship “threatened” his rivals that his Ducati could be even faster at the race from Misano, Stoner launched this after this weekend won the Czech Grand Prix from Brno.
Stoner has currently 60 points and he has won 7 races from a total of 12. His latest victories were at the American Grand Prix and as we said earlier at Brno. The young rider says that the Italian team made a few steps further and the competitor will see these in the race from Misano. (...)
Honda Racing, the Japanese team, announced they will upgrade their RA107 monopost for the Japanese Grand Prix that will take place next month. The team will try some of the components planned to be used on the 2008 monopost.
Honda plans to make the modification in attempt to obtain a victory at the Japanese Grand Prix in front of McLaren and Ferrari. According to Honda’s director of engineer Jacky Eeckelaert, with the help of their new aerodynamicists Loic Bigois and John Owen, the team has (...)
After Hamilton was the best in the first day of testing at Monza, today it was Alonso who topped the session. Alonso overtook his team mate who placed on the second place with a small difference of 0.03s.
BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld set the third fastest time of the day at Monza, this meaning that Bmw begins to show its true performances we all wanted to see. Heidfeld overtook Toyota’s Jarno Trulli but also the driver of Scuderia Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen.
Behind the Ferrari monopost was (...)
It’s official! Jacques Villeneuve, the Canadian driver, announced that he will debut in the Nascar for Bill Davis Racing this year.
Villeneuve said that he took fast this decision to join Bill Davis Racing. The driver explained that his main reason for choosing this team was that they are currently the leader of the championship ( who wouldn’t choose a team that is the leader of the championship..? ) .
The Canadian also added that in this way he will get some mileage in the Nascar series (...)
Carrera Cup Deutschland heads this Sunday into the final phase of the season. With only three races left until the end of the championship we can’t say one pilot is for sure the winner of the championship due to the fact that the difference between the pilots is to small. The current leader of the championship is the German driver Chris Mamerow.
Mamerow has a difficult mission at Nürburgring because his main rival Uwe Alzen shares the same points number as he does. Alzen starts with an (...)
Champ Car officials will announce that the The Grand Prix of Arizona, the last race from the championship, will be cancelled due to the disappearance of the Zhuhai, China, race from the schedule. Following this announcement we understand that the race from Mexico City will host the final race of the season like in the previous years.
Dale Jensen and Bradley Yonover, the race organisers, told the press that the event needs considerable corporate support, but the support they were waiting (...)
On the first day of testing at Monza, Lewis Hamilton was the fastest with his new wing package and set a time of 1:24.112 s. Hamilton topped Ferrari’s driver Kimi Raikkonen who was very close with 1:24.258s. Looks like Hamilton is prepared to take his revenge due to his tyre incident at Istanbul Park and will push his car to the limits for one purpose: win the F1 Championship .
BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld looked confident and finished on the 3rd place at Monza. Jarno Trulli followed him with (...)
The Canadian driver, Jacques Villeneuve, completed on Monday his first day of Nascar testing at Chicagoland Speedway, for the Bill Davis Racing team.
The ex-champion in the Formula 1 drove a black Toyota Tundra with the No. 27, a number his father used to used in his glory days when he was competing for the Italian team Ferrrari. Villeneuve also used this number in the Indy 500 championship. At the tests the Canadian received some help from the leader of the Truck Series, Mike Skinner. (...)
After the incident in the Turkish Grand Prix, when Hamilton got a tyre failure, Bridgestone believes that this was caused by a phenomenon called chunking.
Hirohide Hamashima, the director of motorsport tyre development took the tyre from the Turkish Grand Prix and with the help of some analysis will discover, said that the Japanese tyre manufacturer, the reason that caused the failure.
Maybe some of you don’t know what "chunking" means. So, this happens when small bits of rubber get stuck (...)
The Porsche RS Spyder is still the benchmark in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). With the seventh straight overall win, Porsche has further extended its head position in the race series featuring the world’s fastest sportscars. Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) not only beat their opponents in the LMP2 class by 19.576 seconds but also dominated the Audi R10 with its extra 200 horsepower and a superior power-to-weight ratio in the LMP1 class on the Mosport International (...)
After dominating the entire race in the Motorola Indy 300 at Infineon Raceway bad luck came for Dario Franchitti. After a collision with his
team mate Marco Andretti with only 11 laps remaining, Franchitti was overtaken by the rival Scott Dixon who won the race. With this victory Dixon took the lead of the championship with just two races remaining in the 2007 IndyCar Series.
Dario Franchitti started the race from the pole position and led 62 of the 80 laps. The problem appeared when his (...)
At the ninth championship round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Istanbul, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) celebrated another flag-to-flag victory. The 25-year-old ex-DTM pilot made a good start from pole position and was able to pull away from his opponents early on in the race to receive the chequered flag in first position. For the Dutchman, this marks his third pole to flag win in the series this year after claiming the Monaco and Nürburgring rounds.
Damien Faulkner provided (...)
Felipe Massa did it again! After he took the pole position, the Brazilian driver won the Turkish Grand Prix repeating in this way the performance from last year when he won his first Formula 1 race. Massa was followed by his team mate, Kimi Raikkonen, who took the 2nd place.
Fernando Alonso finished the race on the 3rd place. Lewis Hamilton had a very bad day here at Istanbul Park.After he lead the race Hamilton’s front tyre puncture dropped him on the 5th place.Bmw Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld (...)
Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) take up the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series from the front row. On the Mosport International Raceway, situated close to Toronto (Canada), Dumas in his #7 Porsche RS Spyder was only beaten to pole position by Rinaldo Capello in an Audi A10, which starts in a different category allowing an extra 200 hp and a superior power-to-weight ratio.
With a time of 1:05.919 minutes, Dumas posted the quickest time in the LMP2 category. Second (...)
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa took the pole position at Istanbul Park as he did last year when he obtained his first win. Massa overtook Lewis Hamilton with just 0.044 s. The two drivers were followed by their team mates as follows: Kimi Raikkonen on the 3rd position and Fernando Alonso on the 4th.
Bmw Sauber had a glorious day due to the fact that their monoposts finished close to Ferrari and McLaren. Robert Kubica finished on the 5th position with 1m 27.722s while Nick Heidfeld got the 6th (...)
Jeroen Bleekemolen from the Netherlands takes up the first race of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Istanbul from pole position. Bleekemolen needed just one flying lap to secure the fastest time with 1:58.477 minutes. This marks the 25-year-old ex-DTM pilot’s fourth pole position so far this season. On Sunday he starts from the front of the field for the third time in succession.
Behind Bleekemolen a head-to-head fight for grid positions took place. A total of 18 drivers qualified their (...)
Coulthard escaped without any injury when his car went on fire in today’s practice session at the Turkish Grand Prix. The driver continued the race despite the fire but he had to stop when the marshals surrounded the car to extinguish the flames. Later engineers found out that the problem was a fuel leak which damaged the electrical and wiring systems.
In today’s practice session, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari’s driver set the fastest time with his lap of 1m 27.988s .
In the McLaren team things are looking good due to the problems between Alonso and Hamilton after the Hungarian Grand Prix.Hamilton set the third-fastest time of the day while his team mate Fernando Alonso placed 6th with 1m 28.947s.. The two McLaren drivers had the same problems with their monoposts, a small gearbox oil leak which cause the clutch to slip.
Raikkonen’s teammate, (...)
The ex-world champion Jacques Villeneuve will move a little bit closer to the Nascar on Monday when he will begin the tests with a Toyota Tundra truck at Chicagoland.
The Canadian driver was invited by the Toyota Nascar team Bill Davis Racing due to the several times in the past when the driver was looking forward to move to the stock car series.
Villeneuve said to the press that he received many offers but he considered that the truck series offers the closest refererence to the Car Of (...)
Spyker F1 team also known as Etihad Aldar Spyker has been forced to delay the launch of its new B spec car until the Italian Grand Prix due to the problems the car had at the rear impact tests. The Dutch team will use this weekend the A spec car until the new car passes the tests.
Mike Gascoyne, chief technical officer, said that it is very disappoiting to delay the launch of the car but due to the failure of the rear crash test. The tests, says Gascone, are very difficult to pas but (...)
Helmut Marko, the man responsable with Red Bull driver’s programme, said that Scott Speed will be supported by the famous energy drinks company to drive in the Nascar championship.
Speed entered the US Red Bull Driver search programme in 2003 and since then he had been a Red Bull driver. The American driver left Scuderia Torro Rosso F1 team after he had a fight with former boss Franz Tost in the European Grand Prix. Marko said that Speed could enter the team owned by Red Bull in the Nextel (...)
This weekend will be a hot one for the current leader of the DTM championship, Mattias Ekström (Audi A4 DTM). Ekström will try to defend his lead in front of the the Mercedes drivers such as Bernd Schneider and Bruno Spengler. The DTM travels now at Nürburgring where Mercedes has an advantage in front of Audi.
Bruno Spengler, the Mercedes-Benz driver hopes that he will repeat this weekend his 2006 victory on the German race track. Spengler and his team mate Bernd Schneider hope that this (...)
Sunday, on August 26th, three Compuware Corvette C6.Rs will vie for the GT1 title in the Grand Prix of Mosport. Team mates Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim will race on the Canadian track in bright Arctic White that celebrates the limited edition Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06. The team will race alongside "standard" Compuware Corvette C6.Rs driven by Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, and Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware (...)
Kurt Busch scored his second win of the season in the delayed 3M Performance 400 race at Michigan International Speedway. In this way Buch increased his chances of making the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
The officials started the race under yellow flag but the red flag was shown due to the heavy fog. After 32 minutes the race finally got underway. Busch took the lead in lap 101 overtaking Matt Kenseth and dominated the race untill the end. Busch managed to handle the pressure from Martin (...)
Fernando Alonso, the double world champion want to celebrate his 100th Grand Prix with a victory in Turkey. Alonso also plans to take revenge on McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton. At the last Grand Prix in Budapest, as you know Hamilton took the first place while Alonso finished on 4th.
The Spanish driver hopes to win this championship, meaning that this would be his 3rd successive title, after he won two with Renault. Alonso plans to reduce the difference between him and his team mate, (...)
This weekend represents a premier for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup because is the first time when the drivers will compete in the Grand Prix of Turkey. The 9th round of the championship in Istanbul Park promises to be very interesting due to the interesting characteristics of the race track. Istanbul Park represents one of the world’s most modern circuits. With its 5.338 kilometre and a width of the track measuring up to 21.5 metres the drivers have many chances to overtake their (...)
Sunday, at Toronto, Canada, will take place the only race of the American Le Mans Series outside the United States. Porsche is keen to extend its clear lead with another success after claiming six overall victories and seven class wins in succession.
The race track from Canada represents the most challenging and fastest on the American Le Mans calendar. This fact is confirmed by Porsche driver Romain Dumas, who won the LMP2 class here last year with the Porsche RS Spyder.Dumas says that (...)
Bmw Sauber confirmed the fact that they will continue to collaborate with their current drivers,Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica,in the 2008 season.
This means that it will be the 3rd season for the German driver Nick Heidfeld. Kubica made his debut at Bmw in August last year, being one the brightest talent in the 2007 season, after the big surprise Lewis Hamilton.
Heidfeld said that his wish to continue driving for Bmw Sauber came true.The German driver completed his declaration by saying (...)
Taro Sekiguchi, the Japanese rider has suffered a broken pelvis and fractured two ribs at the Czech Grand Prix after a high-speed terrifying crash. He was catapulted into the air when he crashed into Marco Simoncelli’s Gilera motorcycle.
Simoncelli crashed his bike in a corner and the bike slid into the middle of the track. Due to the dust cloud made after his crash Sekiguchi didn’t see anything and slammed Simoncelli’s motorcycle.This violent impact launched the Japanese in a 360 degree spin (...)
Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner put in a faultless display in front of 141,000 fans at Brno today, winning the Czech Grand Prix to extend his World Championship advantage to 60 points. Team-mate Loris Capirossi came in sixth after an entertaining tussle with several other riders.
It was another perfect weekend for the awesome Australian who dominated both days of practice, secured pole position and then led from start to finish, leaving his rivals floundering in his wake and (...)
For the sixth year in a row, Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena and Citroën were given a standing ovation by the crowd at the finish ceremony in front of the celebrated Porta Nigra gate in Trier.
Yet again, the ancient Roman city turned out to be happy hunting ground for the French manufacturer which notched up its seventh Rallye Deutschland win this weekend, while Seb and Daniel took their score of world class successes to 33.
The final day’s programme featured just 63km of against-the-clock (...)
Richard Childress Racing made an announcement on Saturday that their partnership with General Motors will continue and they will be a Chevrolet team also in the 2008 season.The team is the longest running Chevrolet team in the Nascar championship and won over 160 races in 10 championships between Nextel Cup, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series.
The team last won the Nextel Cup in 1994 and seems that this year they have big chances to repeat the success because currently they have their (...)
Casey Stoner, the current leader of the Championship, took the pole position ahead of the two Repsol Honda motorcycles.
The Ducati Marlboro Team rider overtook the Honda motorcycle driven by Nicky Hayden with 0.280 seconds. Dani Pedrosa, Hayden’s team mate followed them closely finishing on the 3rd place.
John Hopkins, had been one of the few riders to get close to Casey Stoner in the practice session, but the Suzuki rider wasn’t so lucky in the qualifying session, finishing on the 4th (...)
The final sprint in the American Le Mans Series starts with two races within one week. On Sunday (26 August), the world’s fastest sportscars start at Mosport close to Toronto (Canada). ‘Motor Town’ Detroit (Michigan state) hosts the popular sportscar racing series the following Saturday.
Audi has excellent chances of clinching the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ titles early at either Mosport or Detroit. The Audi R10 TDI, which produces almost 650 hp, is still unbeaten in its class and, with eight (...)
Three Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia on the first three positions, seven Cayennes in the top ten: these are the results of the 2007 Transsyberia Rally, one of the world’s toughest offroad marathons.
After a two-week epic drive from Moscow to Ulan Bator, Americans Rod Millen and his co-driver Richard Kelsey reached the finish in the capital of Mongolia today with a Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia as the winners. After 7,100 kilometres, just over 17 minutes separated Millen from the (...)
September 19th represents the date when McLaren officials will be present in Paris, due to their appeal over the loos of the constructor points at the latest Grand Prix in Hundary.
The team managed to finish 1st and 4th at Hungaroring, but the they would not be credited with the 15 points as penalty for the incident which saw the two McLaren drivers, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, when Alonso delayed its team mate.
“The International Court of Appeal (ICA) will meet in Paris on (...)
The 10th round of the 2007 World Rally Championship kicked off in typically mixed ADAC Rallye Deutschland weather. Crews were greeted by overcast skies, wind, rain… and even a few rays of sunshine; all the traditional ingredients of this difficult event! Citroën C4 WRC crews Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí both took part in the usual pre-start test.
Dani was the first of the two drivers to cover the stage and he returned to the Citroën service area with a broad smile on (...)
Kevin Harvick and Juan Pablo Montoya will not be penalized by Nascar following their incident at Watkins Glen.
Jim Hunter, the Nascar Vice President, confirmed the fact that the incident between the two pilots will not be punished. Hunter sustained the decision with the fact that the incident between the two drivers was something that fans liked and that no harm was done by neither driver.
"I think our fans get a big kick out of incidents that happen like Kevin Harvick and Juan Pablo (...)
A change in the lead at the twelfth of fourteen legs of the Transsyberia Rally: With just over a nine minute advantage, Dr. Erik Brandenburg and Stefan Preuss now head the classification of the long distance rally from Moscow to Ulan Batar with their Porsche Carrera. “A Porsche Carrera in the lead – that feels a little like the Safari Rally,” said an Dr. Erik Brandenburg enthusiastically after finishing the leg. The previous leaders, Simon and Matt Garnham, became stuck in mud with their (...)
The American pilot, Scott Speed may be coming to the Team Red Bull and its Toyotas in the Nascar, after he was released by Scuderia Torro Rosso, the Red Bull-sponsored team, on July 31. Scott’s leaving from the team was expected after his recent quarrel with team manager Franz Tost started after the European Grand Prix at Nurburgring. He was dropped nine days later, but Tost denied the altercation had anything to do with the decision.
Tost’s decision seemed to be a good one because Speed did (...)
The eleventh of fourteen legs of the Transsyberia Rally led the participants through the northern edge of the Gobi desert. In the afternoon, 31 of the 33 teams to start reached the camp in the Mongolian town of Altai after the 320 kilometre leg. Both the Australian and Colombian Porsche teams have retired from the event. Their Cayenne S Transsyberia were badly damaged in accidents during yesterday’s eleventh leg. The pilots and co-drivers escaped with a scare and minor contusions.
The Dutch automaker, Spyker, could sell a part or all of its Formula 1 Team as part of the new refinancing plan. Spyker officials said that the team brought negative publicity on its credit worthiness and survivability and these facts made them think seriously about keeping it.
One possible buyer could be Michiel Mol, current chief executive and director of the Spyker Formula 1 Team. In this way Mol would step down as CEO and director of the team and Hans Hugenholtz, will temporarily take (...)
Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), took the lead for good on the next-to-last lap of Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen at the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International road course and went on to score his third win in his last four Nascar Nextel Cup Series outings.
Stewart, who led three times for a total of 20 laps around the 2.45-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen layout, was in second-place and dogging race-leader Jeff Gordon as the two took the white (...)
There were only three full course cautions in today’s four-hour Generac 500 at Road America race but they spanned more than one quarter of the race, mostly due to a lengthy rainstorm and thunderstorm that put a halt to green flag racing for more than an hour.
Luck was not with the Lizards at this race. Things started to go wrong just before the race on the recon lap (30 minutes prior to the race) when Darren Law reported shifting problems with the No. 44. The crew took the car behind the (...)
Due to two accidents, leg ten of the Transsyberia from Mankhan to Darvi had to be stopped. In their Cayenne S Transsyberia cars, drivers from the Colombian and Australian teams didn’t see a two-metre deep ditch. Christian Pfeil-Schneider, Neil Hopkins and Paul Watson sustained minor injuries and are now in hospital under observation.
As the medical service had to transport the casualties and will not able to be on time for the eleventh leg from Darvi to Altai, this section will instead be (...)
Walker Racing team is pleased to announce that Canadian Kevin Lacroix and Uni-Select will join Walker Racing for the full season in the Cooper Tires Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda in 2008.
After much communication, a successful testing session last October and a long, continued relationship between Walker Racing and Lacroix the two parties are finally ready to go racing. "It’s taken longer than it should have, but it finally came together. I’m glad that we (...)
Andretti Green Racing’s Tony Kanaan dominated the Miejer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night, scoring his second consecutive IndyCar Series race win and a league-leading fourth victory of 2007 to move into title contention with three races remaining.
Starting second, Kanaan traded the early lead with teammate and championship leader Dario Franchitti for the first half of the 200-lap contest, then out raced Scott Dixon and A.J. Foyt IV to post his 11th career IndyCar victory. (...)
Audi once more demonstrated the impressive performance of modern diesel engines in round eight of the American Le Mans Series at Road America (US state of Wisconsin): Both Audi R10 TDI sportscars were the dominating cars on the fastest track of the season, achieving another 1-2 victory in the LM P1 class. After a fierce inter-team battle, Dindo Capello/Allan McNish (Italy/Scotland) beat their team-mates Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner (Italy/Germany) by just 0.796 seconds.
Team Audi Sport (...)
The first special stage of the Transsyberia Rally in Mongolia was without doubt full of drama. The 106 kilometre stage near Olgy led over winding rough gravel paths and through swamps. Due to numerous wheel changes during the stage, Armin Schwarz (Austria) and Oliver Hilger (Germany) forfeited the lead and now lie seventh in the classification.
The best-placed crew driving a Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia are the Americans Rod Millen and Richard Kelsey, who finished the ninth leg in fifth (...)
With a brilliant overall victory at the four hour race in Elkhart Lake, Porsche further increased its lead in the American Le Mans Series. In a breath-taking finale, Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) won the eighth round of this series featuring the world’s fastest sports prototypes at the wheel of a Penske Motorsports RS Spyder on the legendary Road America circuit in the US state of Wisconsin. For Porsche this marks the sixth overall victory in succession.
In the most (...)